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Black Francis

Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

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Black Francis

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Black Francis

  1.   Song
  2.   When I Go Down on You
  3.   Il Cuchaiao
  4.   Six Legged Man
  5.   Custom All the Way
  6.   Wheels
  7.   She Took All The Money
  8.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  9.   Bluefinger
  10.   Test Pilot Blues
  11.   Discotheque 36
  12.   Bad News
  13.   Captain Pasty
  14.   The Obedient Servant
  15.   Cinema Star
  16.   O My Tidy Sum
  17.   Threshold Apprehension
  18.   Band Intro
  19.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  20.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  21.   Gyaneshwar
  22.   Virginia Reel
  23.   The Maharal
  24.   The Flower Song
  25.   Miriam and Florian
  26.   Little Stars Theme
  27.   Get Away Oil
  28.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  29.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  30.   Wild Son
  31.   Rabbits
  32.   Dead Man's Curve
  33.   The Seus
  34.   Polly's Into Me
  35.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  36.   Discotheque 36
  37.   Test Pilot Blues
  38.   The Conjuring
  39.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  40.   Serious Curious
  41.   All Around the World
  42.   Nonstoperotik
  43.   Stars
  44.   Abbabubba
  45.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  46.   The Word (Reprise)
  47.   You're Gonna Pay
  48.   Captain Pasty
  49.   Ghost Coming
  50.   Lake of Sin
  51.   Corrina
  52.   She Took All the Money
  53.   Polly's into Me
  54.   Tight Black Rubber
  55.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  56.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  57.   The Water
  58.   Bluefinger
  59.   Lolita
  60.   Alabaster
  61.   Astaroth
  62.   Talking
  63.   Tight Black Rubber
  64.   Svn Fngrs
  65.   Makanujo
  66.   Lolita
  67.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  68.   Miriam and Florian Theme

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